Secondary Teacher in Junior Science and Humanities - Gordonvale State High School

$63,350 - $95,356 yearly
  • Queensland Government - Department of Education
  • Cairns QLD, Australia
  • 03 May, 2021
Full time - Fixed Term Teaching – Secondary

Job Description

FANCY A TREE CHANGE? Gordonvale State High School invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced Secondary Junior Science and Humanities teachers for this temporary, full-time position. Commencing in term 2, 2021, our preferred applicant will have the skills, knowledge, and/or experience to teach students the curriculum in the fields of Junior Science and Humanities. The successful candidate will be dynamic, enthusiastic and innovative as well as having the ability to work collaboratively with a dedicated and professional teaching team.

Position status Fixed Term Temporary

Position Type Full-time

Occupational group Education & Training

Classification Teacher

Workplace Location Cairns region,Far North Qld

Job ad reference QLD/371864

Closing date 10-Dec-2021

Yearly salary $63350 - $95356

Job duration Until 10 December 2021 unless otherwise determined

Contact person Warren Brown

Contact details 0740433222

Gordonvale State High School is located 25 minutes south of Cairns. The school is a Year 7-12 High School catering to the needs of 820 students. Our vision for our students is Personal Excellence - Successful Futures.

We strive to achieve this through:

  • By supporting staff be actively engaged in collegial engagement through focussed observations in 4D Profiling, Growth Coaching or Explicit Instruction
  • A focus on moderation as a curriculum planning tool.
  • A case management approach to Learning Support, Student with Disabilities, and students with complex needs.
  • An unrelenting focus on student attendance, positive behaviour for learning, and growing leaders for the future.

The school environment is friendly, supportive and well-ordered with an emphasis on the four strong values of Respect, Quality, Safety and Honesty. Our highly qualified staff are dedicated, professional and have a strong interest in our students' wellbeing and achievements.

Explore our website to learn more about Gordonvale State High School

A temporary, full-time opportunity exists for a skilled Secondary Junior Science and Humanities Teacher to join our teaching team in term 2, 2021.

The successful applicant will be working as part of our Science and Humanities teams and will be responsible for teaching classes in:

  • Year 7-10 Science
  • Humanities

A NOTE FOR PERMANENT STATE SCHOOL TEACHERS: You must have the approval of your substantive Principal prior to submitting your application for this position

What's in it for you?

  • A highly attractive remuneration package, generous superannuation, salary sacrificing options and leave loading
  • Relocation assistance
  • A broad range of professional development opportunities

Living in Gordonvale
An easy 25-minute drive from Cairns city, on the southern corridor, is the small rural sugar-growing town of Gordonvale. Home to approximately 6700 the town has a lovely historic charm with a number of heritage listed buildings and sites.

Rising proudly from the cane fields is the iconic Walsh's Pyramid or Bundadjarruga in the Yidinji language. At 922 metres high, Walsh's Pyramid is the world's highest freestanding natural pyramid and is a favourite hiking trail for locals and visitors alike.

Just a stone's throw away from some of FNQ's best attractions, you'll find plenty of activities to fill your weekends. Visit the beautiful Babinda Boulders, go caving in Chillagoe, wander through ancient lava tubes at Undara, spot platypus in Yungaburra or spend the morning at one of many weekend markets. You'll love it here in the Far North!

Applicants for this position must possess:

  • Current full registration or current provisional registration with eligibility for full registration, as a teacher in Queensland. Pre-service/graduate teachers must have been granted provisional registration prior to commencing employment as a teacher. For more information regarding registration requirements, please CLICK HERE.
  • An active application for teacher employment lodged online via the Teach Queensland website
  • In addition to registration, teachers working in Education and Care Services (including State Delivered Kindergarten programs) require an exemption card issued by Blue Card Services. For more information on blue cards and exemption cards, please CLICK HERE.


  • Attach a brief resume, contact details for two referees (one of whom should be your current supervisor), and a maximum one-page written response outlining the skills and knowledge you will bring to the role.
  • Pre-Service & Beginning Teachers are encouraged to supply their most recent practicum report and academic transcript for the last completed study period (unofficial is fine).

**The Department of Education reserves the right to reduce the application period and/or remove the job advertisement early should a suitable applicant be found**


Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and other Sciences, History and Social Sciences

School Type


Job Closing Date

10 Dec, 2021